OK, the headline might be a bit of an exaggeration. But just a bit. While playing U2 songs on your 8.9 inch Acer Aspire One won’t guarantee a hard drive failure, it turns out that some Aspire One owners figured out the hard way that one of the computer’s two speakers is situated just a bit too close to the hard drive. When you play music at full blast, it seems to vibrate or send out evil death rays or something and cause hard drive failure which can result in data loss and other errors.
The problem first reared its ugly head when a member of the Hardware Cult forums was playing U2 track “Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me Kill Me.” While the problem isn’t related to this song along, several forum members seem to have reproduced the error with the sweet sounds of Bono’s voice.